You Are Here – Northern Ireland

The release of this mug has been rumored for a couple of weeks now, but no real pictures have been found. Well, thanks to a kind barista who shared the hands-on images, we can now see what Starbucks You Are Here – Northern Ireland looks like. I feel like this one will be a little bit hard to get, given a somewhat limited amount of stores in the country. For those who are planning to visit Belfast any time soon, the advice is to wait till Belfast mug is out.… Read more

You Are Here – Wales

As the last accords of discontinued collection – Starbucks You Are Here Wales
The mug is designed having in mind the Flag of Wales, which incorporates the red dragon along with the Tudor colors of green and white.
From the mug:
– sheep – since sheep farming is the important part of economy of Wales. Interesting enough, there are more than 10 million sheep in Wales
– green hills or mountains – probably referring to Snowdonia – mountainous region and a national park in northwestern Wales.… Read more

You Are Here – Scotland

More European country YAHs are coming, as promised. Here’s Starbucks You Are Here Scotland. I would like to mention Loch Ness Monster which found its place on the mug. Even though it’s just a part of the folklore, along with a famous photo of “Nessie” made in 1934 which was confirmed to be a hoax, it still draws people’s attention and attracts tourists to lake Loch Ness.… Read more

You Are Here – Glasgow

You probably remember I was complaining about Glasgow YAH not being released prior other Scottish cities. Well, here it is – brand new You Are Here Glasgow. Finally! Did you know it is the largest city in Scotland? It’s peak population has reached 1,127,825 people in 1938 during Industrial Revolution. It has declined since people relocated to suburbs. Interesting fact: citizens of the city are referred to as “Glaswegians” or “Weegies”.
I tend to believe the inside of the mug is dark blue, my favorite.… Read more

You Are Here – England

Since Starbucks broke it’s own “no European country YAHs” rule with the release of France we can finally welcome You Are Here – England mug.
Rain, tea, Red telephone box. Did I miss anything? As per eyewitness reports, this mug was only spotted in Southampton so far, but I am pretty sure it will spread over the England pretty fast.

Update from 09/20/2017: as it has been noticed by Michael (see comments) I missed Stonehenge – one of the most famous landmarks in the UK.… Read more

You Are Here – Aberdeen

Scotland scores again. Welcome the new mug from You Are Here series – Aberdeen. This city is only third by population in Scotland, yet it now has YAH and Glasgow doesn’t. Don’t forget, Edinburgh has been released long time ago too. Hey, Starbucks, what is your logic? It’s not like I am complaining, just trying to understand you.
As for the mug itself, I would like to mention Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links which is famous for it’s golden sand. Unfortunately it suffers from erosion and multiple actions are performed in order to protect it.… Read more

You Are Here – Newcastle Upon Tyne

While on vacation I missed to add two new mugs from the You Are Here series list. Starbucks in not very consistent in releasing those – one week we get nothing, the other week we get two. Anyway, please welcome Newcastle Upon Tyne mug.
This city from North East England, also commonly called simply Newcastle, is the most populous in this region. As you can see from the pic, The Castle is seen on the front of mug, which gave the name for the city.… Read more

You Are Here – Caerdydd

Friday night and new release. Starbucks is filling gaps in the United Kingdom. No, this is not the new mug from England. It just had Liverpool and Oxford released recently. Give it a break. There are other countries in Great Britain waiting for mugs. Like Wales. You heard it right. Please meet You Are Here Caerdydd mug. You might wonder what that city is? Well, since Starbucks decided to use native variants of city names, we have Caerdydd mug instead of Cardiff.… Read more

You Are Here – Liverpool

Second England YAH from today’s release – Liverpool – a city and port in North West England. You probably know it as a place where The Beatles were formed, making it a tourist destination for their fans. I see St George’s Hall – a building in Neoclassical style which contains concert halls and law courts; a soccer ball – Liverpool is the home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton; a horse – the world-famous Grand National horse race takes place annually in Liverpool.… Read more

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